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Job date: 2014-12-15
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Company : Thermo Fisher Scientific 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Job Description:

At Thermo Fisher, our mission is to cure cancer with genomic data. It is a close-knit, collaborative, cross-functional setting where we believe none of us is as smart as all of us and we each have something valuable to contribute toward our goal. The software services team is tasked with applying industry best practices to the design, development, and deployment world-class software products. We are looking to hire individuals with experience with software development and integration in clinical and research settings, and who can help us solve the next wave of technical challenges using the latest cloud-based, big-data, and rich analytics tool sets.

You should be versed and comfortable spanning the full development lifecycle, from requirements identification and prototyping, through design and implementation, to customer acceptance and delivery. You are especially passionate about crafting excellent software designs and participating in an Agile/SCRUM setting to meet and exceed customer expectations. You like the idea of partnering with scientists and bioinformaticians to create outstanding clinical and research solutions. You welcome the challenge of working in a fast-paced, discovery-oriented environment and will be genuinely excited about the prospect of creatively exercising your problem solving skills on a continuous basis with an eye to ultimately improving the human condition.

Essential Functions:
•Design, develop, test, deploy, administrate, and maintain database, data transformation, data visualization, reporting, and medical information systems and platforms
•Responsible for initial design and development of new software and/or extensive software revisions. Define technical requirements and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms
•Represent the team in cross-organizational development forums as well as customer requirements gathering and software validation and training sessions
•Rely on extensive experience and judgment to understand complex problems and resolve them efficiently, Use prior knowledge and experience to provide functional and technical support and leadership to colleagues
•Participate in training and orienting new software engineers as they join the team

Minimum Qualifications (must have)
•Excited about building world-class software solutions leverage genomic data in order to cure cancer
•Significant understanding of object oriented design and programming
•Exposure to developing multi-tier, scalable, and browser based applications. Cloud-based applications leveraging AWS is highly preferred.
•2-5 years of solid hands experience with Java (primary language). Other languages (C++, Ruby, Python, etc. will be considered)
•Hands-on knowledge of user interface frameworks such as JQuery or Wicket is required. KendoUI, REST API, Javascript, HTML/CSS is a plus
•Data modeling, design and database programming using a variety of relational (Oracle, MySQL) and No-SQL technologies (MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Neo4j). Data integration, data analysis, data mining, and ETL technologies knowledge is a plus.
•Significant experience using Agile software development methodologies
•Prior exposure to scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Bash) on Linux or Unix
•Values simplicity in software architecture, design, and practices (DTSTTCPW, YAGNI, refactor ruthlessly)
•Has experience, instincts, and enthusiasm around testing and testability
•Is authentic, transparent and leads by example, holding self and others accountable. Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others
•Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions. Is willing to ask difficult questions and take risks. Greets challenge and change as opportunity
•Experience working with geographically distributed team
•A highly motivated fast learner who can self-start and “figure out what needs figuring out”
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively document artifacts and processes then explain them to others
•BS/MS in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or equivalently technical disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
•Experience with Amazon Web Services or other leading cloud deployment platforms and services
•Experience working in an Agile or Scrum environment
•Experience with medical science solutions that manage genomic or biomedical data
•Experience working in an FDA regulated environment
•Experience in natural language processing
•Experience interacting with semantic web ontologies (OWL, RDF)
•A healthy sense of humor and appreciation for quirky and geeky antics around the office


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